Bob, you CC a Ruger SA? I guess all those cowboys couldn't be wrong.
That said, a Ruger SA in 45 Colt is probably next on my list. What is your SD load for that? ....hopefully milder than my 265gr 1250 fps hunting load!
Ok, I have to throw a preferred gun in here.
S&W 640 - I love the concealed hammer. I shoot 357's fast and accurate from it. I have 3 (pocket, IWB, OWB) holsters for it, which are easy to carry. I load from speed.
I think my Glock would fill this bill well also after some testing, but I did not like my friends 23 as much as I thought I would.